How many times have you heard this story? A desperate group of men, women and children, stranded a hundred miles from shore in a broken down boat, were rescued by the U.S. Navy and returned home safely. Imagine the impact that this one act by the crew of USS McFaul (DDG 74) had on those 30 Somalians. Read, “Sailors rescue 30 Somalians adrift in Gulf of Aden,” for the complete story.
The rescue, by the way, comes on the heels of a successful capture of suspected pirates just weeks before (“USS McFaul Captures Suspected Pirates, Rescues Crew“).